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Why do you typically have to pay for use of the washing machines while other amenities are free?

I'm looking at apartments and noticed that many offer amenities such as gyms, pools, saunas and hot tubs which are "free" to use by tenants (paid for by the condo fees). However, I noticed that while ...
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Why does a lack of pipelines cause Canadian crude oil to trade at a discount compared to US crude oil?

There is an ongoing political battle in Canada about the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. One argument in favour of the expansion that is repeated by just about every ...
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Is Canada a country of high taxation in international comparison?

Looking through Canada's culture section on wikipedia, it's described as having: Government policies such as publicly funded health care, higher taxation to redistribute wealth, the outlawing of ...
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Do reserves at Bank of Canada count as money?

I read the following three statements concerning M1 and M2 in Canada: a) "M1 consists of currency held outside the banks and chequable deposits of individuals and businesses." b) "M1 does not ...
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Why is Canada's unemployment rate higher than that of the US, UK, Germany and the Netherlands?

Current unemployment rate in Canada is about 5.8% while countries such as the US, UK, Germany and the Netherlands have unemployment rates well below 5%. In addition, the current unemployment rate in ...
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Explaining the size of the canadian banking sector

Canadian banks are among the largest in the world and I think that only the UK compares in terms of having your economy dominated by banking. Of course some of the US banks are much larger but so is ...
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Why are Canadian provinces' debt-to-GDP so much higher than the US?

By the current account, the highest debt-to-GDP state in the US is NY, which is around 23%, with most states around 18%. By comparison, Canadian provinces tend to have much higher ratio, with Ontario ...
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Bank of Canada operating band

I read the following quote about the Bank of Canada's "operating band" for inducing target overnight loan rates: ...
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Why does Canada have only half the taxes of the UK in the OECD NTCP data?

This data sums taxes with healthcare contributions, private or not, so not surprisingly the US scores high on that measure. But why is Canada so suspiciously low? I mean Canada has less than half (11....